NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Photographic coronagraph, Skylab particulate experiment T025A photographic coronagraph, built to monitor Skylab's extravehicular contamination, is described. This versatile instrument was used to observe the earth's vertical aerosol distribution and Comet Kohoutek (1973f) near perihelion. Although originally designed for deployment from the solar airlock, the instrument was modified for EVA operation when the airlock was rendered unusable. The results of the observations made in four EVA's were almost completely ruined by the failure of a Skylab operational camera used with the coronagraph. Nevertheless, an aerosol layer at 48 km was discovered in the southern hemisphere from the few useful photographs.
Document ID
19770046422
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Giovane, F.
(State Univ. of New York Albany, NY, United States)
Schuerman, D. W.
(New York, State University Albany, N.Y., United States)
Greenberg, J. M.
(Leiden Rijksuniversiteit, Leiden, Netherlands)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Applied Optics
Volume: 16
Subject Category
Spacecraft Instrumentation
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-12539
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
No Preview Available